Saturday 17 July 2010 9.25am
There are huge supermarkets just down the Old Kent Road
, Tesco etc. Loads of buses go directly there.
It's traditional in a thread on supermarkets to express the hope that (or enquire whether or report a rumour that) Waitrose is about to open a branch nearby ;)
Waitrose at Russell Square is just as easy to get to by bus.
Waitrose at Whitecross St. The Barbican, EC1 is geographically half the distance from The Elephant than the one at Russell Sq.
Naturally your chosen method of transportation would be a deciding factor.
Taking a bus with a load of shopping bags would not appeal to me, plus having not been on a bus for 25 years I have no idea which routes go from The Elephant to Finsbury Sq. (5 minutes walk from Whitecross St.), any more than I'd know which ones go to Russell Sq.
My wife uses Tesco at Surrey Quays, always plenty of parking space, plus she takes my black cab so that she can use the bus lane in Jamaica Road
and be there in 4 or 5 minutes.